Get composting to help reduce waste!

Published date
News category

As part of International Compost Awareness Week this week, Worcestershire County Council is encouraging more residents to consider home composting to help reduce items going into waste.

Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that the use of a home compost bin diverts approximately 150 kilogrammes of waste per household each year.

To celebrate the week, the County Council, in partnership with GetComposting, is providing a fantastic offer for residents to purchase a 220 litre Blackwall Compost Converter for just £19.99* plus delivery, which is more than half the RRP of £49.99.

Since starting to work with GetComposting in 2010, Worcestershire County Council has sold nearly 20,000 compost bins and saved nearly £2 million in disposal costs. 

Councillor Richard Morris, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Worcestershire County Council said: “More than 30% of the average household waste can be composted and although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved. This is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting. Home composting organic waste also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions and can also be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal.” 

GetComposting has a range of compost bins and accessories available to suit new recruits and seasoned gardeners alike. For full details or to order visit the Get Composting website or call 0844 571 4444.

Composting is simple to do and once you get started, you will be surprised at just how much household and garden waste can be put into a compost bin. 

It’s also a cheaper alternative to chargeable garden waste collections and has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top-quality compost which has multiple uses including as a soil improver, mulch or plant feed and helps your garden retain moisture.

For more information on home composting visit the Composting pages of the Let's Waste Less website to find out about the different types of compost bins and food waste digesters available as well as advice and tips to get the best out of your compost bin.